Africa

25.06.2016 Milena Rampoldi

The struggle against FGM CESIE from Italy

The struggle against FGM  CESIE from Italy

The following is my interview with Soad Ibrahim of the Italian association CESIE which is engaged in opposing the brutal phenomenon of FGM. Milena Rampoldi: Which are the best strategies for opposing and ending FGM? Soad Ibrahim: It is difficult to generalise about which would be the best strategies to… »

07.06.2016 Leopoldo Salmaso

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

04.06.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

The following is an interview with Fadumo Korn, chairwoman of the association Nala e.V., an interpreter in Munich, Germany and author of the brave book entitled “Geboren im großen Regen” (Born in the big rain). As a victim of FGM, she described her experience as the absolutely worst thing… »

03.06.2016 Tony Henderson

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver Published by HarperFlamingo – 1998 It was the audacity by way of an uncaring humour that initially took me into this ‘novel’ and only eventually did I begin to appreciate its profound contents and then the mention of Patrice Lumumba, despite that… »

20.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Anti slavery activist in Mauritania freed from jail

Dear Reader, Eighteen months ago Biram Dah Abeid was arrested during a peaceful anti-slavery protest, imprisoned and sentenced to two years in a Mauritanian prison for “inciting hatred.” This week his second appeal hearing has FINALLY brought about justice. Biram has been freed, and the Walk Free Community has played a huge part in… »

12.05.2016 Inter Press Service

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an end”, citing economic, security and environmental concerns. Currently, Kenya hosts… »

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